March 28, 2014

Josie and Matt’s wonderful wedding video by Reel Sixty

Well, I don’t know where the time goes, there’s never enough time to keep up with all the lovely things we get sent here at GU HQ!

Anyway, today I have this lovely atmospheric video, for you to sit back, relax and watch, of Matt and Josie Hoskins' wedding on 9th February, 2013 at the Green House Hotel in Bournmouth filmed on a blustery seaside day by the very talented Theo at Reel Sixty.

Josie & Matt from REEL SIXTY on Vimeo.

Matt and Josie met through work in the City of London and, after some very busy years together, getting a house in South West London and having a son they finally found time to get married! They thought it would be great to go down memory lane and chose Josie's college town of Bournemouth to tie the knot and the Green House Hotel, with its impressive green credentials and top notch locally sourced food was their perfect choice of venue.

It certainly was a wintery and blustery day at the coast but Josie and Matt braved the weather in their wedding attire for a bracing walk on the beach with Theo and the camera, before enjoying a wonderfully cosy evening of food, drink and merriment at the hotel. It really was a very intimate wedding and sincere family get together.

Image: Helen Sarah

The London based Reel Sixty's specialty is to shoot on Super8mm film and they’ve been filming weddings since 2003, creating a wonderfully unique and vintage style record of the day which is, of course, why Matt and Josie chose them as their wedding videographers.

The Green House Hotel is a reccommended Green Union wedding venue. A beautiful eco-friendly boutique hotel that lives, eats and breathes sustainability. With 32 stunning bedrooms, an award winning chef and a wedding licence, the hotel offers unrivalled attention to detail for a memorable wedding day. With a promise to only ever host one wedding on any given day and the opportunity to have exclusive use of the hotel your special day will be truly bespoke.

Visit The Green House Hotel for more details.

Visit Reel Sixty for more information on their brilliant vintage style wedding videography service.

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Posted in Green Wedding Natural Nuptials , Photographers

March 13, 2014

Spring has sprung!

The sun is shining and spring has very definitely sprung and here at GU HQ we think this is the time when flowers are so expressive of our relief that winter is over and we have months of sun to look forward to.


Here are some lovely inspiring images of spring flowers from Saipua, one of the most original and natural florists I've ever stumbled on.


And I'm delighted to report a huge trend here in the UK for brides to choose British grown flowers for their weddings. We love British and we love brides to encourage and buy from local growers. You will find many of these dedicated flower people are also a part of a growing band of very talented floral designers, inspired by the likes of Saipua.

Go to the wedding directory to find out more about the British flowers growers we promote and follow our Pinterest board for the latest updates. Go to The British Flower Collective or just search #britishflowers for growers in the area you are getting married.

Oh, and don't forget to buy #britishflowers for mother's day.

images: Saipua

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Posted in Green Wedding Ethical Vendors , Flowers , Seasonal Celebrations

March 10, 2014

Fall in love with Little Cherry

Who, do you ask, is Little Cherry?

Green is the new black. The evidence is everywhere from new technology to the vintage trend phenomenon. Reusing, recycling and upcycling are seen as standard and the planet’s wellbeing is at the forefront of everybody’s mind. Little Cherry is proud to have spotted the green revolution way back in its early days before becoming one of the nation’s top eco-friendly party suppliers. The idea of green living (and green partying) is something very close to Little Cherry’s heart, as is the small-change big-difference philosophy that has taken over in recent years.


Based in Surrey, south east England and in business since 2007 Little Cherry is under the care and supervision of experienced businesswoman and green enthusiast Sandra Adar. The party supply company sources its products from all over the globe, running operations like palm leaf plate production in India as a matter of course. Supplying party and wedding supplies UK wide, Little Cherry is already a key player at home and away – with its sights set on further growth still!

This intended growth will be welcome news for those of you who, like Little Cherry, understand that what is good for the planet is good for its people. This simple hypothesis is the driving force behind the company’s continual efforts to source and supply the best, green products for magical white weddings and it is something they do exceptionally well. Their wonderful selection of ethically sourced, top quality party supplies demonstrates how they are ever-conscious about providing the best service to its customers and the best quality of life to its staff and suppliers. Similarly, Little Cherry’s commitment to keeping production close to the source of raw materials, as well as their commitment to ensure all manufacturing and transportation is low in emissions and cost sets them apart from other wedding supply companies. Owner Sandra Adar has described the company as “the perfect storm”, referring to how it helps the contemporary lifestyle and green philosophy work in perfect harmony to help both people and the planet.

In short, Little Cherry is a little company making a big difference by showing the world that every party – even one as special as a wedding – can be a planet-friendly one!

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Posted in Green Wedding Decorations & Details , Ethical Vendors , Fair Trade

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